In this post I will explain the 70 weeks of Daniel the prophet found in the Book of Daniel Chapter 9.
Thus it is written:
“Seventy weeks[a] are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of[b] sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
Even in troublesome times.
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”
From the command to restore and build Jerusalem there were 69 weeks. Each week is a period of 7 years. Messiah was cut off, but not for Himself (rather He was cut off for the people and their sin) after 62 weeks which was after the initial 7 weeks. If you research the years from the command to build and restore Jerusalem you will notice it comes right down to the year Jesus was crucified. Roughly between 30 and 35 A.D.
The 70th week on the other hand has already come to pass. Readers of the scrolls were alerted that from the time the daily sacrifice was taken away and the abomination to be set up there was to be 1290 days. Found here:
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
And blessed is "he who waits, and comes to the 1335 days".
This is how early Christians knew it was the 70th week.
The daily sacrifice has not occurred since then. So this is proof the 70th week already came to pass.
Jesus confirmed a covenant with many for one week and in the middle of the week according to the Bible He took away sacrifice and offering.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God[c] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
This passage of scripture was written approx. around 51 A.D. Jerusalem was sacked in 70 A.D.
So from above again... "And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate"
The abomination of desolation appeared (Roman King(s) who considered themselves 'Divine') in the days of Paul when armies surrounded Jerusalem and made her desolate (Luke 21:20). This is a bit of a mystery. But I declare the works of Revelation and Daniel are not intertwined fully.
The Bible says, "even until the consummation". And John writes:
1 John 4:3
and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
1 John 4:3 was written after the sack of Jerusalem. This is proof the abomination of desolation came once to the temple (research it), and destroyed Jerusalem (Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20). And until the consummation he will make desolate. Though Israel was reborn in a day in 1948...Desolation is still determined according to Zechariah 14:1-2.